PRESS RELEASE – THE LANGPORT RIVER PROJECT
River Parrett footpath and car park temporary closures
Langport Town Council would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused by works that will be carried out at Huish (Black) Bridge and Cocklemoor in September/October. Details below
The works will involve the creation of a hard-surface car parking and picnic area at Huish Bridge, and a new walkway alongside the river.
While diversions to the existing footpath will be possible, the car park will remain closed throughout. The slipway, which has been ‘out of order’ for some years will be restored at the same time.
The River Parrett will still deliver unwelcome flooding and mud, but it is hoped that our beautiful riverside will become more accessible for locals and visitors all year round.
Langport Town Council is working with partners to improve the riverside amenities and to minimise inconvenience in the meantime. Funding for these works has been granted by the European Agricultural Fund, Rural Development Programme for England, including Somerset’s Levels and Moors LEADER programme.
Details of closure:
HUISH BRIDGE CAR PARK
CLOSURE FROM MONDAY 24TH AUGUST – 2ND OCTOBER
LEADING FROM Huish Bridge Car Park towards Cocklemoor
CLOSURE FROM MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER – 2ND OCTOBER 2020
Marked alternative routes will be available for part of the closure time.